New Zealand Education - Think New Logo

Global Study Location

Nanchang University
Nanchang University logo

NCU Bachelor Degree and University of Canterbury Certificate of Proficiency leading to Master of Applied Data Science for University of Canterbury

This course is available

via Global pathways

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date



Global Pathways to New Zealand:

Study options
Students who complete 3 years of successful study towards a bachelors degree at NCU's School of Software Engineering or School of Information Engineering will be admitted to the University of Canterbury Certificate of Proficiency. Students will be awarded both a NCU bachelor's degree and a UC Certificate of Proficiency. Successful graduates will be admitted to the University of Canterbury Master of of Applied Data Science (3 years + 1 year + 1 year).
New Zealand Qualification
Data science is a new profession emerging along with the exponential growth in size and availability of 'big data'. A data scientist provides insight into future trends from looking at past and current data. Data science is an essential skillset in a world where everything from education to commerce, communication to transport, involves large-scale data collection and digitalisation.
This conversion Master's is designed to accommodate students from a range of backgrounds (not just those with Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science majors), who want to enhance or build their data science capabilities and combine these with the skills and knowledge they bring from their previous studies. So long as you are data-hungry and industry-aware; this degree can add to your employability and career prospects.

Entry criteria

To be eligible for entry into this pathway from NCU, students must achieve a cumulative average grade of 70% or higher during their three years of study at NCU and achieve a minimum score of or IELTS overall 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each band, or 530 in the CET (Chinese College English Test) Band 4 or a minimum score of 500 in CET Band 6. As an alternative to the IELTS or CET, students can satisfy UC’s minimum English language requirements as set out at UC website.

Students who, during their first year of study in this pathway at UC, complete at least 105 points (with at least 60 points at a 200-level or higher) with an average grade of 70% (B) or higher will be given special consideration for admission into a UC Master degree. The regulations for Master degrees at UC can be found at UC website.

Admission to different master programme may differ. Please contact UC for more detailed information.

Share this course

Share this course